February 24, 2016
Limousine service, VIP lounges, private jets...it's all part of the global worker life (well maybe it would be for Matt and Shel if they had a sponsor), right? Maybe it's more like bumpy roads, crowded terminals and cheap flights. Whatever it might be, the reality is that global workers travel more and more in order to reach, plant, equip and care. It can be a hard life for the road warriors but even harder for the spouse who stays behind to mind the fort.
On this special Here & There podcast, Sheldon talks with a global worker spouse who is used to staying behind while her husband is out saving the world. They talk about the struggles of being left behind
, what they think their spouse is out doing and what they want when they get back home.
February 18, 2016
Happy double 20s Anna Armitage! Matt and Shel celebrate a Milestone birthday over there in Slovakia and start to reflect on celebrations, birthdays and the aging process. Do you get better or bitter with age? Do you know how to collect your old age pension? Do you know how to reinvent yourself? Does it even matter?
Plus we talk about something very serious...the Superbowl! Does anyone outside of Here even care about the fake "football?"
It's a lighter pod for a heavy subject...but of course we navigate it beautifully with our wit, charm and brilliance...oh yeah, Brenda Synagogue is on her way to Slovakia which means we do another "So you're getting a midtermer."
Enjoy the show!
February 9, 2016
Do you know what the five best things about being home-schooled are?
1. You're always the smartest kid in the class.
2. You always part of the 'in' crowd.
3. You never get bullied or teased for what you wear to school.
4. You never get homework (unless of course you view all of your school work as 'home'work).
5. You never have to stand in the rain waiting for the bus.
Of course the worst part is you have to ask your sister to the school dance...but some would say it's a small price to pay for the privilege of being schooled at home.
This week we do a Here & There first. Matt
host an international panel of educational experts who try to convince us and each other about the BEST way to school your kids. We've got people from Asia, Africa, Eurasia and beyond who all have different views of education ranging from International Christian Schools, homeschooling, public school, private teachers and more.
We don't promise that this podcast will make you feel better about the choices you've made about your kid's education but then again, it probably won't make you feel any worse.
February 3, 2016
In the latest edition of the Here & There Podcast, we catch up with LAC Regional Director James "You Can Call Me Jim, But Don't Call Me Gus" Guskjolen in Panama and find out what lurks beneath the surface of his smooth but rugged #RD
exterior. With his Norwegian heritage, his Prairie upbringing and his
international gallivanting, you might wonder if he can remember who he
is and what he does. Good news - he's passionate about Global Workers
and loves serving you! Pour yourself a non-mood-altering piña colada and
enjoy the conversation. #LAC #Panama #HnT